Moore, Charles J., QM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1950-1950, QM-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1941 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Plank Owner
Two Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1918
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesMine Warfare Association (MINWARA)Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  1950, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Mine Warfare Association (MINWARA)
  1950, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
Naval Training Station, Farragut, ID/QM/SM School, NTS Farragut, IDUS NavyCommander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/COMMINEWARCOMMine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
CTF 77Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1947-1947, QM-0000, Naval Training Station, Farragut, ID/QM/SM School, NTS Farragut, ID
  1950-1950, QM-0000, USS Pledge (AM-277)
  1950-1950, QM-0000, COMMINERON 3
  1950-1950, QM-0000, Mine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
  1950-1950, QM-0000, CTF 77
  1950-1950, QM-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Pledge entered reserve status 16 April, 1949.   Granted a reduced commission 10 January 1950, she trained, and, upon the outbreak of war in Korea, she accompanied a convoy of merchantmen to Pusan, Korea, 11 July 1950. She continued minesweeping duties off Pusan until she reported for duty as a harbor control vessel at Sasebo, Japan, 7 August. She departed Sasebo 12 September, and, on the 15th, she swept the area to be used for the invasion of Inchon, Korea. On patrol off Inchon 30 September she captured 44 prisoners from a large sampan.

Pledge commenced minesweeping operations off Wonsan Harbor 10 October. She accompanied minesweeper USS Pirate (AM-275) to deployment off Wonsan, Korea. Pirate struck a mine. Enemy shore batteries on Sin-do directed heavy fire upon Pirate, which sank shortly thereafter, and then upon Pledge. As Pledge attempted to maneuver, she too struck a mine and was severely damaged. After fruitless attempts to save her Pledge sank. Her survivors were picked up by USS Endicott (DMS-35)



Quartermaster First Class (Signalman) Moore was a crew member of the mine sweeper USS PLEDGE (AMS-277) in Korean waters. His ship was sweeping enemy mines three miles off Sin-Do Island when it struck an enemy mine and sank on October 12, 1950. He died on October 13, 1950.

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